Our world-class tutors will nurture young musicians (aged 8-18) to develop their skills and confidence on violin, viola, cello and double bass by taking part in exciting musical activities, including string orchestra, chamber music and individual lessons.
All abilities are welcome up to Grade 7. For players at Grade 8+, please see our advanced course.
As part of our string summer school, you will take part in masterclasses, chamber music, mixed ensembles and workshops. You’ll have multiple opportunities to perform regardless of your skill level, culminating in a concert on Saturday afternoon that is open to family and friends.
Whilst we encourage everyone to take part in all performances and activities, we will not force anyone to participate if they don’t want to do so for whatever reason. However, we hope our friendly and accepting community will lead all musicians to take part, even if it is slightly outside of their normal comfort zone!
Even professional musicians need a break from their instruments! With Wells Cathedral School’s outstanding facilities, you’ll have a range of activities to enjoy when you’re not making music…
Course tutors will generally be either full- or part-time teaching staff of Wells Cathedral School, a government-recognised specialist music school that is known for its quality teaching and musical opportunities for pre-professional musicians. However, should our staff be unavailable for our string summer school, we will appoint music teachers of a comparable calibre to teach courses.
7.30am: Wake up call for boarders
8.30am: Registration for both day and boarding students
9.00am: Chamber Music
10.30am: Chamber Music
12.00pm: Chamber Music
1.30pm: Music Activity
4.30pm: String Orchestra
6.30pm: String Orchestra
7.45pm: Day pupils depart
8.00pm: Boarders’ activities
9.30pm: Bedtime routine begins (age dependent)
The course costs £945 boarding and £745 day. The course includes meals (lunch and dinner for day).
Please note that a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the course fee is required to reserve your place, with the balance due on 1st May 2020. Bookings made after the 1st May 2020 must be accompanied by the full fee for the course.
We recommend that you have the following information available before starting our booking process:
If you have any questions or if you’d like help with the application process, please contact us on 01749 834298 / [email protected]
We have, very reluctantly, decided that we need to cancel our summer schools for 2020 due to Covid-19. We have extensively explored all options, trying to find a viable solution. But sadly, we have come to the conclusion that there are too many variables outside of our control to run our summer courses this coming year. We are extremely disappointed but the safety and well-being of our participants and staff remains our primary concern in these exceptional times. Please see the link below for our 2021 dates.